Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 76.5°F | Humidity: 55% | Pressure: 29.99in (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 2.2mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login You create the news! Send your news item to ed@edhat.com
 
 
login
    15901 Subscribers
      661 Paid (4.2%)
     26 Comments
     19 Commenters
     28554 Page Views
 
 

 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Free Flu Shots
Free Flu Shots
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

Kids and Cars Safety Recommendations
updated: Feb 26, 2013, 3:35 PM

Source: Santa Barbara Fire Department

Far too many children have been inadvertently forgotten in vehicles or have gotten into a vehicle on their own. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following safety recommendations:

  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. Not even for a minute!
  • If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 911 immediately.
  • Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading. Don't overlook sleeping babies.
  • Always lock your car and ensure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. If a child is missing, always check the pool first, then the car including the trunk.
  • Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area.
  • Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is put in the car seat, place the animal in the front with the driver. Or, place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car.
  • Make "look before you leave" a routine whenever you get out of the car.
  • Have a plan that your childcare provider will call you if your child does not show up for school.

    This could happen to any parents, even the most caring and responsible ones. Even the best of parents or caregivers can overlook a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result could be tragic.

    Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

     COMMENT 379053P agree helpful negative off topic

    2013-02-26 08:01 PM

    Great advice - too many babies and young kids have died in cars. Unfortunately, most of us don't have jobs that include payment for child care expense. Not an excuse, just a reality.

     

    100% of comments on this page were made by Edhat Community Members.

     

     

    Add Your Comments

    Edhat Username

    Password

    Comment

    Don't have an Account?

    Don't know if you have an account?

    Don't remember your account info?

    CLICK HERE


    ENJOY HAPPY HOUR! ... Between 4:00pm & 5:00pm only happy comment are allowed on the Edhat Comments Board.

    If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

     
    Hide Your Handle, but show paid status (paid subscribers only)
    NEW - use verified name and picture (contact ed@edhat.com to be verified)
    Find out About Becoming A Paid Subscriber
    NOTE: We are testing a new Comment Preview Page. You must hit OK on the next page to have your comment go live. Send Feedback to ed@edhat.com.
     

    get a handle   |  lost handle

  •  

    EDHAT COMMENTS POLICY

     

    # # # #

     

    Send To a Friend
    Your Email
    Friend's Email

    Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

      Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2014  
    Edhat, Inc.